By John Lee.
The Iraqi Ministry of Health has signed the contract for the construction of the Shatrah General Hospital, in Dhi Qar governorate.
Acting Minister of Health, Dr. Hani Al-Uqabi, signed the contract with a Jordanian company to build the 200-bed facility, with fund including a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The hospital will serve a population of approximately 400,000 people.
Update, 30th November, 2021: The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has confirmed that Protechnique, an IBBC member, is the company selected to build the hospital, with a contract value of $94 million. Protechnique is based in the UK, with offices in various countries including Iraq and Jordan.
Christopher Michels, Managing Director of IBBC, said:
"We are delighted to support Protechnique in working with the Minister of Health on this important project."
(Source: General Secretariat for the Council of Ministers, IBBC)